Friday, 21 October 2011

Joe Simpson: Musician Portraits

 "Liam Frost"
Oil on Canvas

"Fyfe Dangerfield"
Oil on Canvas

"Dan Mangan"
Oil on Canvas

"Emmy The Great"
Oil on Canvas 

"Pamola Faith"
Oil on Canvas

I first saw Joe Simpson's work when I was on the first year of my degree and I've stalked followed his career ever since, his last exhibition was a collaboration with 12 bands/singers who were challenged to write a song to accompany his paintings in the series Almost There
His latest body of work is another musical collaboration of sorts, only this time he's painted portraits of musicians he admires, the paintings are beautifully executed and flawlessly stunning, and it's an added bonus that he's chosen a handful of my favourite musicians to sit for him. The exhibition is completely self funded and set up - he spent a week converting the former library of Central St Martins into a pop-up gallery; see the video here for whole progress, and the hard work certainly paid off! It's a fantastic exhibition, if your in the area be sure to drop in, you won't be disappointed!! 

More details about the exhibition can be found on Joe's website

all photos copyright of Joe Simpson.

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